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Title: An interesting History of Biology
Authors: Mota, Manuel
Editors: Burgete, Maria
Connerade, Jean-Paul
Keywords: History
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Science Matters Press
Citation: Mota, M. 2017. An interesting History of Biology. Pp. 127-134 In “Interdisciplinarity and General Education in the XXIth Century”. Eds. M. Burguete & J.-P. Connerade. Science Matters Press. ISBN: 1548900338; ISBN-13: 978-1548900335
Abstract: Biology is generally considered the science of the XXIth century; however it has a very long history which goes back at least to Aristotle, considered the “father” of Biology, and a strong humanistic side. The fascination for Life and its mysteries has always enchanted thinkers and philosophers of all times. Herein I propose a quick trip through a few historical moments, selecting eight examples of people who have made significant contributions to the Life Sciences. Naturally, a personal selection. 1. How did it all begin? – Aristotle and the primordia of Biology; 2. Pedro Hispano, arguably Portugal’s first scientist – a brief tale about the only Portuguese to become Pope (John XXI) in the XIII century; 3. The first globalists – The fantastic saga of the Portuguese Discoveries, the exchange and the description of new plants and animals; 4. Peeking into de microcosmos, ca. 1650 – The men who discovered the microcosmos; 5. What if Darwin and Mendel met? – Hypothetical rendez-vous in London, circa 1860; 6. A beautiful mind – The times and Life of Mathilde Bensaúde, world female pioneer plant pathologist; 7. The double helix – Rosalind Franklin and “buddies” Watson & Crick; 8. Tomorrow’s people – the new generation of biologists
ISBN: ISBN: 1548900338
ISBN-13: 978-1548900335
Type: bookPart
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